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Box Score: Avatar dominated the box office for a fourth straight weekend.



With a production and marketing cost around $400 million, James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic Avatar [AVATR] has broken even with an estimated $48.5 million weekend that brought its domestic gross to $429 million.  Worldwide, Avatar has earned $1.14 billion surpassing The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King's $1.12 billion to become the second biggest movie of all times.  Cameron's own Titanic stands at number one with $1.85 billion.

Sherlock Holmes [SHOLM] held on to second place with $16.6 million to bring its total to $165 million.  Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel [ALVN2] remained at the third position, grossing $16.3 million to advance its total to $178 million.

Daybreakers [DAYBR] fared best amongst the weekend's new wide releases.  Lionsgate's vampire thriller banked an estimated $15 million to finish in fourth place.

The romantic comedy Leap Year [LEPYR] tallied $9.2 million to debut at the sixth spot, while the R-rated comedy Youth in Revolt [YVRLT] managed just $7 million to open ninth overall.

 

 

Rank TITLE F-S-S TOTAL
1 AVATAR $48,500,000 $429,040,297
2 SHERLOCK HOLMES $16,610,000 $165,178,000
3 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL $16,300,000 $178,184,676
4 DAYBREAKERS $15,000,000 $15,000,000
5 IT'S COMPLICATED $11,007,375 $76,370,040
6 LEAP YEAR $9,165,150 $9,165,150
7 THE BLIND SIDE $7,750,000 $219,197,000
8 UP IN THE AIR $7,100,000 $54,742,000
9 YOUTH IN REVOLT $7,000,000 $7,000,000
10 THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG $4,743,000 $92,639,000
11 INVICTUS $1,715,000 $33,500,000
12 THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS $1,706,507 $2,105,637

Source: Exhibitor Relations Co.



Tag(s): AVATR, SHOLM, ALVN2, DAYBR, LEPYR

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By Antibody on Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:19 AM        4778 views


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